4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right


4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right
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4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right

With each new school year comes new challenges. You never really know what to expect from your kids until the time comes. Starting the year off right will help make things run more smoothly for everyone and there are a few things you can do to make it happen.

Here are four tips to help you start a new school year off right:

1. You can avoid many common back to school problems a lot of parents face when you plan for the new school year. Don’t wait until the night before school starts to try to get everything in order. You’ll need to establish a good bedtime schedule and morning ritual in advance to keep things running smoothly.

2. Meet and stay in contact with your child’s teachers. Go to Open House to meet everyone and to introduce yourself. If you have the time, volunteer to help out at the school once in awhile. Get to know the staff and teachers and stay in touch with your child’s teacher through emails and notes.

3. Have a good, quiet place for the kids to do their homework. Kids need to be away from the TV and other distractions to help them focus on their work. When kids should do homework will vary based on when they’re the most productive at home. Some kids work better before dinner, some after dinner and others do best right before bedtime.

4. Make a point to talk to your kids about their day, every day. This way, you can discover and resolve problems quickly. Don’t just ask questions. Listen carefully to the things your kids talk about and engage in the conversation.

These tips can help you prepare for the new school year so you can get things started off on the right foot and keep them running smoothly all year long.


4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right
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Do you have any tips to share? Comment below!


Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. You know these are really great tips for all year round! Having a parent that is involved and cares makes a huge difference to a child.

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